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Tips for Work and Life with Andrew LaCivita

Career coach and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita shares insights on leading a rewarding career and fulfilled life.
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Aug 30, 2022

All that money. I’m just gonna take it. Not. So. Fast.

Today, we are the sum total of the decisions of our yesterdays.

Don’t get technical on me. Yes. I know some were born with a silver spoon. Others came from the school of hard knocks. Whoever you are. Wherever you started. You are a byproduct of your decisions.

The longer term you think, the better short-term decisions you make that eventually pile up to a high mountain of long-term goodness!

Enter the job offer to test your mettle.

Jim, a member of our beloved community, asked me during one of my Live Office Hours shows how to determine whether a job offer was in alignment with his career goals.

I squealed with glee at this question because it gave me a chance to give you a formula to avoid one of the biggest mistakes many professionals make.

Here’s the long-term, thoughtful approach in a short-term-9-minute package on how to evaluate a job offer!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Aug 26, 2022

How’s your personal brand? Didn’t know you had one? Don’t think you need one?

Every working professional has one whether they want one or not! In fact, here’s a scary little, uh, fact…not only do 70% of employers check your digital footprint as you are being recruited, but 43% of employers also check up on their employees after they’ve been hired! And, that’s just the online part.

Employed already? Then your reputation needs to be managed as you progress inside—and eventually outside—your current company.

Today, I’ve got you covered with a full-blown podcast on exactly how to build your personal brand!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Aug 23, 2022

Confused about asking questions in a job interview?

Thinking, “But, Coach, they only gave me 3 minutes to ask my questions in the interview. What’s up with that?” (So what.)

“Ok. This time they gave me 10 minutes. How many questions should I ask?” (Talk fast.)

“How do I not incriminate myself or burst my awesomeness?” (You won’t.)

“How will I know if they’re lying to me?” (They don’t.)

So on. So forth. So confusing! I get it.

The only difference between you and me, beside the fact I have four crazy dachshunds that boss me around all day, is I’ve conducted or witnessed or debriefed more than 20,000 job interviews.

Yes, I’m old. But, I’m your old fogie. And, I have the goods.

And I ain’t afraid to share them with you.

Join me for today’s podcast on exactly how to approach asking your questions in a job interview!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Aug 19, 2022

Has an employer ever lowballed you? This could be for a job offer for your new employment. It can be a promotion and pay “raise.” Really anything where you think you deserve A LOT more.

Well, the bad news is you got lowballed. The good news is I help you with exactly what to do when this happens.

The first thing before we get all huffy and puffy about it is to understand the situation.

That’s right. Perspective goes a long way. Information goes a long way. Put the two together and you can go, well, pretty darn far.

If you maintain composure and ask the super-duper, right-to-the-heart question I serve up in this week’s podcast, you’ll nail this.

Join me for How to Negotiate a Lowball Salary Offer and let’s get you some more dough.

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Aug 16, 2022

Are you an executive? Wanna be one someday? Today? Then you MUST be able to elevate your job interview tactics and performance to an incomparable level.

IMHO, there are 12 techniques you need to employ to wow the interviewer. 12. No less.

In today’s podcast, I give you everything I have regarding the biggies, the nuances, the tricks, and the rest of the kitchen sink as they relate to absolutely crushing senior-level interviews.

There is so much info in this session, it’s worth listening a few times, especially if you’re in the top ranks.

If you’re a junior or mid-level employee and can do these steps, you WILL get hired.

Check out Executive Level Interviews: 12 Steps to Win the Job.

I think on a value-per-minute basis, I’ve never offered more valuable insight. I’m dead serious. I genuinely hope you soak in all of this one!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Aug 12, 2022

Would you love to learn some nifty tricks for discovering more job opportunities? Who wouldn’t? Right?! Wait. It gets even better. I sat down. Put on my executive recruiter hat.

Listed out how I and the milewalk recruiters used the sites like LinkedIn, Google, and other webpage-tracking tools and so forth to discover job candidates.

I included the adjustments we’d make as recruiters to widen the job candidate pool for our clients. Then, I flipped everything as if I was a job candidate looking for companies and roles. And, voilà, there you have a slick, double-secret, dozen-trick formula to uncover more opps.

I even, for an added dash of piquancy, threw in a few bonus tricks related to your cover letters and recruitment screens. Served up all these techniques in today’s podcast called 12 Secret Tactics to Find More Job Opportunities!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Aug 9, 2022

Ever look at a job description and see “blah blah keyword blay blah keyword?” I know. Right?

Well, some people look at a song sheet and only see notes. Others hear the music.

When you look at a job description, do you instantaneously hear the interview questions? Automatically know exactly which stories you need to tell and how to tell them?

If not, it’s a good thing you have me and this heck-of-a detailed case study on how to start “playing by ear” during your job interviews!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Aug 5, 2022

Resumes. Job interviews. You can manage those two. I know you can. After all, writing your resume is all about you. You know you, right? Simple stuff.

Discussing your work history and all those plaque-worthy accomplishments during a job interview is pretty fun too. I mean, more or less. But, how do you get from your resume to that job interview with your dream company?

(Aside from the ATS, which seems to be nobody’s friend!)

You know what I mean…when you need to reach out to an (actual) human being to ask for help with your job search (gulp)! Most people (let’s call it 99%) are uncomfortable contacting others!

This discomfort ranges from rough-enough when reaching out to a lukewarm connection to downright vomit-inducing when it comes to someone you don’t know…at all.

Have you tried this? Is it working? If not, perhaps you’re not including the 7 most vital pieces of information that need to be in your email.

Don’t sweat it. I’ve got you covered in today’s podcast on how to craft the perfect job search networking message!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Aug 2, 2022

Trouble figuring out whether an employer is the right for you? Or, will even survive for that matter?

Today’s market is tricky. Many employers won’t make it. I don’t want you to pick a dud.

That’s why today’s gift is a video with 28 questions I want you to ask employers RIGHT NOW considering our current state of affairs (the stock market, employment market, mutating viruses, so on and so forth).

These 28 beauties have been designed by me to address the areas companies are most likely to go wrong.

If your employer goes wrong, you go wrong.

I hit finances, resources, commitment/patience levels, risks, previous problems, tomorrow’s problems, and some of Andy’s extra favs.

Quite a nice list, eh? Ok. It’s GO TIME. Get these questions in your arsenal. Enjoy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

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